Silk & Sauce: Angel Davanport

It was an early spring afternoon when I met up with Angel Davanport. The nomadic but often-sighted-in-Chicago rapper is perhaps most known for her role as one third of the Rapper Chicks. Accompanied by fellow m...

Welcome to Warik

I walk into Café Marie-Jeanne on a rainy day and situate myself at a table. While Billie Holiday croons over the speakers, I await the arrival of Chicago’s own experimental crooner Malik Lemon, who performs und...

DIY Anatomy: Medicine Woman Collective

There’s something in the air in Chicago. Pumping out distinguished artists isn’t uncommon for the third most populous city in the United States — but now, it seems like the world’s stage is shining its spotl...

The Constant Evolution of JMSN

Don’t ever call someone with multiple personalities crazy. After all, they might just be a goddamn genius. Case in point: musician Christian Berishaj. In a career spanning over a decade, Berishaj has performed ...

Ear Nourishment: Volume 1

Music offers the opportunity to change and improve a community in rewarding ways. It’s a universal language that circumvents cultural lines and ideological barriers. These notions are as salient to Canvas as...

Bengfang: Consistently Inconsistent

EDWARD YANG DOESN’T FUCK WITH THE PROSAIC. “My thing is I always want to be consistently inconsistent,” he says from his Pilsen-based studio. “That’s my goal. That’s my art. With music or videos, I want it to ...